Arguably the most essential feature of a kitchen’s appearance and functionality is the countertops. Whether remodelling the space or looking to upgrade the existing one, nothing says more about the quality of the kitchen than the type of material used for the countertop. While some of us may remember the unsightly laminate and formica countertops of the 1960’s and 70’s, today there is a wide range of high-end options available that are exquisite and robust.
The most exciting materials being used today for countertop design are those made of stone. While stone is not the only material out there that is high-quality, it is generally thought to be the most beautiful and durable. Natural stone countertops deliver the wow factor that is sure to impress both family and friends.
Below we will examine some of the different natural stone countertop options that are perfect for installation.
When you’re renovating your bathroom, this is a fantastic opportunity to make some drastic changes to its style. After all, it’s where you spend your intimate moments, relaxing after a hard day at work, so one could argue that your bathroom has an effect on the quality of your life. So what are the top 3 models to consider in 2018?
OVE Rachel 70-Inch Freestanding Acrylic Bathtub
Simple and elegant, it features an elevated slope to rest your head on during a long bathing session. If you want to buy an elegant freestanding tub with a smooth surface, this is as good as it gets. In fact, it’s made of 100% acrylic, and the fact that it’s reinforced with fiberglass is what creates the smoothness and it’s glossy finish.
Since this is a freestanding tub, you can place it anywhere in the bathroom and it will do its job just fine. Since it comes with comprehensive and detailed instructions, you won’t even need a handyman to install it. According to the proud owners, its glossy finish will remain intact even after a decade has passed, and its beautiful looks won’t fade away.
With Spring around the corner, it’s that time of year when you start thinking about home improvements. I have already been chatting to my husband about improvements we could make this year. I have always wondered, do they home improvements add value to your home? If so how much would they add? When we moved house last Summer, I spent ages tidying and cleaning up our old house ready for sale. Weekends were spent deweeding and decluttering the garden, but did it add value to our home? If I’m being honest no, but then it was only surface work and what you can see we carried out.
Did you know that data from the Office for National Statistics has predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually? That works out at £43 million each week.
If you are looking to significantly add value to your house then maybe you need to check out these ideas. DM Design, a bespoke bedroom specialist, has carried out research to discover how much home improvements can add to your home’s value:
Fitting a new Kitchen
Everyone loves a kitchen, it is the focal point of a home. If you take Phil Spencer’s advice from Location, Location, Location he says that a new kitchen will typically add 4.6 percent onto the overall value of a home. He also points out that the kitchen must match the value of the home. For example it’s no good adding an expensive £25k kitchen to a house that’s only worth £175k. To really take your kitchen to a new level why not add some new Essex Worktops. New worktops can transform your kitchen as well as add value to the room.